43 CFR 426.22 - Public participation.

§ 426.22 Public participation.
(a) Notification of contract actions. Except for proposed contracts having a duration of 1 year or less for the sale of surplus water or interim irrigation water, Reclamation will:
(1) Provide notice of proposed irrigation or amendatory irrigation contract actions 60-calendar days prior to contract execution by publishing announcements in general circulation newspapers in the affected area;
(2) Issue announcements in the form of news releases, legal notices, official letters, memoranda, or other forms of written material; and
(3) Directly notify individuals and entities who made a timely written request for such notice to the appropriate Reclamation regional or local office.
(b) Notification of modification of a proposed contract. In the event that modifications are made to a proposed contract the regional director must:
(1) Provide copies of revised proposed contracts to all parties who requested copies of the proposed contract in response to the initial notice; and
(2) Determine whether or not to republish the notice or to extend the comment period. The regional director must consider, among other factors:
(i) The significance of the impact(s) of the modification to possible affected parties; and
(ii) The interest expressed by the public over the course of contract negotiations.
(c) Information that Reclamation will include in published announcements. Each published announcement will include, as appropriate:
(1) A brief description of the proposed contract terms and conditions being negotiated;
(2) Date, time, and place of meetings, workshops, or hearings;
(3) The address and telephone number to which inquiries and comments may be addressed to Reclamation; and
(4) The period of time during which Reclamation will accept comments.
(d) Public availability of proposed contracts. Anyone can get copies of a proposed contract from the appropriate regional director or his or her designated public contact when the proposed contracts become available for review and comment, as specified in the published announcement.
(e) Opportunities for public participation.
(1) Reclamation can provide, as appropriate: meetings, workshops, or hearings to provide local information. Advance notice of meetings, workshops, or hearings will be provided to those parties who make timely written request for such notice. Request for notice of meetings, workshops, or hearings should be sent to the appropriate Reclamation regional or local office.
(2) Reclamation or the district can invite the public to observe any contract proceedings.
(3) All public participation procedures will be coordinated with those involved with National Environmental Policy Act compliance, if Reclamation determines that the contract action may or will have “significant” environmental effects.
(f) Individuals authorized to negotiate the terms of contract proposals. Only persons authorized to act on behalf of the district may negotiate the terms and conditions of a specific contract proposal.
(g) Agency use of comments submitted during the period provided for comment or made at hearings.
(1) Reclamation will review and summarize for use by the contract approving authority, testimony presented at any public hearing or any written comments submitted to the appropriate Reclamation officials at locations and within the comment period, as specified in the advance published announcement.
(2) Reclamation will make available to the public all written correspondence regarding proposed contracts under the terms and procedures of the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552), as amended.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 5 - GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES
U.S. Code: Title 16 - CONSERVATION
U.S. Code: Title 31 - MONEY AND FINANCE
U.S. Code: Title 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

§ 390aa - Congressional declaration of purpose; short title

§ 390bb - Definitions

§ 390cc - New or amended contracts

§ 390dd - Limitation on ownership

§ 390ee - Pricing

§ 390ff - Certification of compliance

§ 390gg - Equivalency

§ 390hh - Operation and maintenance charges

§ 390ii - Disposition of excess lands

§ 390jj - Water conservation

§ 390kk - Residency not required

43 U.S. Code § -

§ 390mm - Repayment of construction charges

§ 390nn - Trusts

43 U.S. Code § -

§ 390pp - Involuntary foreclosure

§ 390qq - Isolated tracts

§ 390rr - Central Arizona Project

§ 390ss - Religious or charitable organizations

§ 390tt - Contract required

§ 390uu - Waiver of sovereign immunity

§ 390vv - Excess crop restrictions

§ 390ww - Administrative provisions

§ 390xx - Validation of contracts entered into prior to October 1, 1981

§ 390yy - Leasing requirements

§ 390zz - Reporting

43 U.S. Code § 380a, 380b - Omitted

§ 418 - Private lands within project; agreement as to disposal of excess over farm unit

§ 423 - Permanently unproductive lands; exclusion from project; disposition of water right

§ 423a - Construction charges on permanently unproductive lands already paid; disposition

§ 423b - Suspension of payment of construction charges against areas temporarily unproductive

§ 423c - Exchange of unpatented entries; entries, farms or private lands, eliminated from project; rights not assignable; rights of lienholders; preference to ex-service men

§ 423d - Amendment of existing water right contracts by Secretary of the Interior

§ 423e - Completion of new projects or new division; execution of contract with district as condition precedent to delivery of water;...contract; cooperation of States with United States; limitations on sale of land

§ 423f - Purpose of

§ 423g - Adjustment of water right charges as final adjudication on projects and divisions named

§ 423h - Delivery of water to excess lands upon death of spouse

§ 424 - Disposal of lands classified as temporarily or permanently unproductive; persons who may take

§ 424a - Sale of unproductive lands; terms; area purchasable; tracts included

§ 424b - Application of certain statutes to lands sold

§ 424c - Issuance of patents; recitals in patents; reservations

§ 424d - Use of moneys collected from sales, project construction charges and water rentals respecting unproductive lands

§ 424e - Authority of Secretary of the Interior; rules and regulations

§ 425 - Exemption of lands owned by States, etc., from acreage limitation on receipt of irrigation benefits; determination of exempt status

§ 425a - Eligibility of transferred lands owned by States, etc., for receipt of water from a Federal reclamation project, division, or unit; conditions of eligibility; purchase price

§ 425b - Receipt of project water by lessees of irrigable lands owned by States, etc.; time limitation; applicability of acreage limitations

§ 431 - Limitation as to amount of water; qualifications of applicant

§ 434 - Amount of land for which entry may be made; farm unit; subdivision of lands

§ 440 - Regulations as to use of water and requirements as to cultivation and reclamation of land; cancellation for noncompliance with requirements

§ 451 - Conditions necessary for exchange; terms; credits; rights nonassignable

§ 451a - Persons eligible for benefits

§ 451b - Irrigation construction charges

§ 451c - Cancellation of charges or liens; credits

§ 451d - Disposal of improvements; water rights; revertibility of relinquished land

§ 451e - Amendment of farm unit; application; amount of land; exchange; waiver

§ 451f - Exchanges subject to mortgage contracts

§ 451g - Preferences; veterans; timely applicants

§ 451h - Establishment of farm units; size; contiguous or noncontiguous

§ 451i - “Federal irrigation project” defined

§ 451j - Rules and regulations

§ 451k - Availability of appropriations; expenses as nonreimbursable

§ 462 - Classification of irrigable lands and equitable apportionment of charges

§ 485 - Declaration of policy

§ 485a - Definitions

§ 485b - Amendment of existing repayment contracts

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

§ 485c - Repealed.

§ 485d - Time of payments to the United States

§ 485e - Maintenance and operation of project works; delinquency penalties

§ 485f - Negotiation of equitable contracts by Secretary

§ 485g - Classification of lands

§ 485h - New projects; sale of water and electric power; lease of power privileges

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

43 U.S. Code § 473, 474 - Repealed. May 25, 1926, ch. 383,

§ 485i - Rules and regulations

§ 485j - Effect on existing laws

§ 485k - Short title

§ 491 - Authority of Secretary to operate works

§ 492 - Operation and maintenance charges generally

§ 493 - Operation charges; date of payment; discount; advance payment

§ 493a - Omitted

§ 494 - Pecuniary penalty for nonpayment of operation charge

§ 495 - Shutting off water for nonpayment of operation charge

§ 496 - Cancellation of entry or water right for nonpayment of operation charge

§ 497 - Action to recover operation charge and penalty

§ 498 - Transfer of management and operation of works to water users generally

§ 499 - Discretionary power to transfer management

§ 499a - Transfer of title to movable property; use of appropriations

§ 499b - Transfer to municipal corporations or other organizations of care, operation, and maintenance of works supplying water for municipal, domestic, or industrial use

§ 500 - Duty of association or district to take over management

§ 501 - Disposition of profits of project taken over by water users

§ 502 - Emergency fund to assure continuous operation of projects and project facilities governed by Federal reclamation law

§ 503 - “Unusual or emergency conditions” defined

§ 504 - Rehabilitation and betterment of Federal reclamation projects, including small reclamation projects; return of costs; interest; definitions; performance of work

§ 505 - Drainage facilities and minor construction in irrigation works; contracts with repayment organizations; limitation on costs; submission of contract to Congress

§ 511 - Authority to contract with irrigation district

§ 512 - Release of Government liens after contract with irrigation districts

§ 513 - Lands in project subject to provisions of chapter; after contract with irrigation district

§ 544 - Limitation as to holdings prior to final payment of charges; forfeiture of excess holding

Public Laws